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Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...nosis ever received spirometry testing. Without proper testing, both underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis may occur, which can lead to improper therapies being prescribed, said lead author MeiLan Han, MD, MS, University of Michigan, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. This study shows that we ha...

Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms

... norepinephrine also needs to be present to ensure proper dopamine release. "Although there are no cures for Parkinson's disease, some moderately effective treatments are available, but most target the dopamine neurons only and are effective for only a limited amount of time. In light of this study, it's ...

New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia

...payers money by providing the resources to deliver proper treatment. At least 50 per cent of patients who get access to effective treatment get back to a reasonable lifestyle, offering savings on hospital and doctor visits, x-rays, surgery and medications, not to mention improved productivity. ...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...issues. But in this instance, Wnt appears to block proper communication. "That was a total surprise," said Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences. "We had no idea that the Wnt signaling pathway would have a negative effect on stem cell function." Rando, who also ...

Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children

...rd injury starts at the scene of the accident with proper stabilization and transportation of the victims. If a child with a spinal fracture has not been stabilized properly, movement can injure more tissue. In general, seat belts and safety restraints should be adjusted according to age and weight. ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue

...unseling during regular physician visits about the proper use of child safety seats, seat belts and the dangers of drunk driving might reduce death and injury from car accidents. Reviewing published research on the effects of such counseling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...o be changed when school starts in order to ensure proper sleep. Daniel G. Glaze, MD, of Texas Childrens H...l tank of gas, children and teens need to obtain a proper amount of sleep during the night to complete the school day successfully. Many children, and espec...

New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer

...rent type of cancer and do not receive adequate or proper treatment, said Dr. Nghiem. This grant will make it possible for us to help close a critical gap in understanding of this deadly disease, allowing us to educate physicians to help ensure that patients get the best treatment possible. The funds will b...

Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates

...ss time to follow hand hygiene recommendations and proper isolation procedures or being unable to provide adequate care to the ventilated patient. The nurses training level had no effect on infection rates. The authors concluded that this study backs up findings from their earlier general study on ICU i...

Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information

...the pitfalls in differential diagnosis and explain proper management and treatment. The book includes appendices that provide critical reference information for each of the bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases. This book provides readers the knowledge to better understand the factors contribut...

A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses

...rgeting allows for maximum impact by ensuring that proper quantities of food aid reach appropriate beneficiaries at appropriate times, says Maxwell. In addition to providing aid for those who need it, good targeting helps to prevent the unintended consequences of food aid displaced trade or production ince...

Avian influenza on people's minds

...g poultry, eggs, and other poultry products to the proper temperature and preventing cross-contamination bet... However, even if consumers can be convinced that proper cooking kills the avian influenza virus, getting them to act on this information to reduce the risk ...

Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

...ping brain. Those stem cells also matured into the proper types of brain cells. In adult rats that had a simulated stroke, the human stem cells migrated into the damaged region, matured into the appropriate type of neuron and support cells and appeared to integrate into the surrounding tissue. The researc...

Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?

...ians able to claim to be pediatricians without the proper training and certification" Freed says many state licensing boards allow physicians to self-declare their areas of expertise without verifying the information. To study the accuracy of such self-reporting systems, the CHEAR Unit team gathered stat...

Limiting stroke damage is focus of study

... cell becomes dysfunctional. Neurons swell and the proper electrical balance essential for neuronal activity is lost. "This is what is happening in the ischemic core; dendrites get beaded, spines are lost and synapses are probably lost at the same time," says Dr. Kirov describing rapidly deteriorating co...

Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls

...tion and know how to block it, we can come up with proper ways to prevent the activity." Parinandi and colleagues focused on activation of an enzyme called phospholipase D, or PLD, in cells that line arteries in the lung. They exposed the cells to the inorganic, environmental and pharmaceutical forms of m...

Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery

New York, 25 May 2007 Contrary to recent studies, proper use of a drug called aprotinin to reduce bleeding during heart surgery does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study in the June issue of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. "Our study is important becau...

Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection

...ding of the nature of pre-malignant lesions and of proper examination techniques, some dentists in Illinois ...ealth sciences who co-authored the study. "Lack of proper training and adequate time appear to be chief among them." To increase awareness of the disease, U...

A pioneering system allows autistic children to communicate with their environment

... it is adaptive, portable, and inexpensive. With a proper device, the user can download the software free of charge. At present, the developers of SC@UT are studying the possibilities and profits of this system, which will soon be used by children and adults with cerebral palsy as well as by adults who ca...

Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears

... diagnose, follow-up and document muscle tears for proper management," said Ashok Kumar Nath, MD, lead author of the study. Of the 50 patients, 46 had muscle tears and/or hematomas in the thigh and calf regions. Thirty-two of those patients had clear-cut complete muscle tears surrounded by hemotomas and t...

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